I believe he is.... thank you so much!
So glad you found yours!
My son leaves April 9, one month from today. I've seen all the "official" advice of what to do in the last month, but am wondering what someone in your position would suggest. If you had it to do over again what would you be sure to do during your son's last month home?
My son was away at college for five years. Every time he returned, we took some family trip, we ate at a lot of his favorite restaurants here, and I cooked some of his favorite foods. We did pretty much the same thing before he left. He enjoyed it and so did we. We are accustomed to him being away but this time it's much more permanent. We realize that he is embarking on his life and are happy for his choice of the Navy.
just take lots of pictures spend time with him and don't let him see you cry... he is nervous and excited so encourage him as much as possible talk about important things tell him you love him as often as you can
My son left Feb 25th and will go to Virginia to A school after boot camp. I'm having a hard time adjusting and can't imagine how he's adjusting. I think that is what is hardest, not hearing from him and the leaving the nest syndrome all at once. I am very proud of him and also so excited to see his future unfold. Grateful he's giving his life, (like all the others are), for our country and cannot describe the emotions that go along with it. Can't wait for graduation as well! Glad this site was created and the unique support it brings.
By now you know your SR's PIR date, go to http://www.navyformoms.com/forum/topics/groups-listed-by-pir-date and join the group for that. If you don't know the PIR date, join the group, DEP-Leavin' for Boot Camp in February, to connect with others with loved ones who left the same day and may have PIR together. I also invite you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) there.
My son is also an AE. Graduated boot camp 7/3/13, A school in Pensacola 1/24/14, and is now in San Diego for C school. Will report to his duty station in Pax River, MD 3/21. Blessings to your SR, to you and your family. Thanks for your years of service!
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my son shipped out Thursday March 6th 2014 his A school is in great lakes Il so after boot he will remain there for 26 weeks before going to his duty station. this is new for me I have family who have served but this is different. I look forward to seeing my son fulfill his dream successfully.
My son left this morning to meet with his recruiter. He will fly into Great Lakes tomorrow to start his 8 weeks at boot camp. He is my oldest of my two boys but none the less my heart is flooded with emotions...both happy and sad. I held on tight as I hugged him today and didn't want to let go but I had too. The tears haven't stopped yet... my eyes are flooding. I cannot wait for these 8 weeks to fly by so I can once again wrap my arms around his neck. After BC he will head back to Charleston, SC to start the nuke program. May we all be blessed and surrounded with love while we take this life journey with our children.